Seattle native FENCES, the alter-ego of musician/songwriter Christopher Mansfield has just shared a brand-new video for the track ‘Fake Snow’ released via ENCI, it was premiered by Brooklyn Vegan over the weekend, watch it HERE.
Mansfield said “”Father” to me is such a large word. In the name of the father, the father the son and the Holy Ghost. It’s an almost non-gender-based energy that looms above and guides us. When I say “you’ve killed me” it’s me almost saying father took the guardian angels off the payroll. In this way perhaps the song is me cursing out this vague heavy energy I felt rejected by at times. All the same, I’m also apologizing because we can never truly hate our father because then we would hate ourselves. The cold river cannot hate the mountain it melted from. The video was difficult to consider because the concept to me remains vague. I just stood and lived and we made angelic art around me. Putting halos where they don’t belong. In a larger sense, I think my job is putting halos where they don’t belong.”
His new EP ‘Wide Eyed Elk Ensemble’ is due on April 30th.
Perhaps most well-known for his collaborations with Tegan and Sara (who produced his 2010 self-titled debut album) and Macklemore (who he’s teamed up with on various tracks), Fences released his first new LP in 5 years – ‘Failure Sculptures’ – late in 2019, with a Deluxe version available earlier this year.
“We were friends before we made any music together,” we have a lot of things in common – our vices and our demons and our art, the things that we’re good at and our shortcomings.” – Macklemore